HIV, sexual violence and special populations: adolescence and pregnancy.

Abstract

The risk of male to female transmission of HIV is impacted by baseline inflammation in the female genital tract, semen viral load and seminal plasma's ability to induce specific patterns of cervical cytokine signalling and influx of immune cell populations. Disruption of the epithelial barrier during non-consensual intercourse may trigger further… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/aji.12044

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